Back in the day, I entertained our troops overseas in USO/DOD tours atop aircraft carriers in the middle of the Indian Ocean. I often look back with wonder if for some ridiculous reason, we were stuck in this mass body of water with no one having a clue as to our whereabouts. Thankfully, I never had to find out, but Tami Oldham did.
Adrift is the true-life story of a 23-year old Oldham and her impending journey from Tahiti to San Diego that took the love of her life Richard Sharp (Sam Claflin)and found her stuck out at sea for more than 40 days. More than that, it’s the story of how resilient the power of love and human spirit can be when faced with adversity.
Many films have been written about folks at sea The Perfect Storm, Castaway, Titanic to name a few and they all end the same way. Someone lives and someone dies. However, Adrift has a twist at the end that you don’t see coming which makes this film all the more heartbreaking and interesting.
Shailene Woodley has really come into her own as a woman, activist, actress and now producer. Many Hollywood stars are producing and starring in their own projects as an extension of their brand and Woodley is no exception to this rule. The strength, vulnerability and skill exhibited in this film are to be commended. Those sailor skills and battling that water shooting 12-14 hour days would break the best of us. Bravo Diva!
Survival instincts are a human characteristic that most of us are unaware we have until placed into a situation where they need to bubble to the surface.
Produced by STX Entertainment ad directed by Baltasar Kormákur, Adrift rolls into a theatre near you today!